• Top 12 healthy office snacks

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    Snacking at your desk doesn’t have to ruin your diet, as there are plenty of healthy options to choose from. Here are some of PA Life’s favourites.


    Yoghurt makes the perfect anytime snack. Fruyo Greek yoghurt by Fage is delicious and convenient. At 82 calories per serving and high in fibre, you don’t have to feel guilty about having one – or even two. Available in four flavours with bits of real fruit, keep them in the fridge to enjoy throughout the working day. uk.fage.eu/

     

    Energy bars

    Candy bars are a tempting treat, but the calorie count can soar into the hundreds. Eat Natural offers a gluten-free alternative with fewer calories and less sugar. Made with all-natural ingredients, these tasty energy bars come in 13 varieties, including hazelnut and apricot, and are available as full-size bars or snack sizes. eatnatural.co.uk  

     

    Popcorn

    Despite its reputation as the snack you can’t stop eating, popcorn can be healthy – when it’s made properly. This is the idea behind Propercorn. Available in four flavours, including Sweet & Salty, and boasting fewer than 100 calories per serving, you can keep a bag on your desk with a clear conscience. propercorn.com 

     

    Smoothies

    When a glass of water isn’t enough, Innocent drinks are a delicious way to get two of your five a day. Made with real fruit and available in a variety of flavours and sizes, Innocent smoothies also make a good snack. Our favourite is Pomegranates, Blueberries & Acai – simply bursting with superfood goodness. innocentdrinks.co.uk

     

    Wraps

    For those of you working in London who struggle to find a healthy lunch, look no further. Wrap It Up! offers internationally inspired wraps made with all-natural ingredients. Handmade to order, with lean meat and vegetables chosen from local markets, they are available in small, medium or large sizes to suit any appetite. wrapitup.co.uk 

     

    Houmous

    There are four branches of Hummus Bros throughout London, all offering this yummy chickpea dip as a base for a healthy lunch. Simply choose from a range of fresh toppings, such as chicken or beef – all free from additives and preservatives. What you get is a meal that will keep you full until dinner. hbros.co.uk

     

    Dark chocolate

    Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, which are good for healthy blood flow. Green & Black’s Organic has nine varieties, all made with natural ingredients, and six pieces add up to as little as 115 calories. While the 70% Dark Chocolate bar (pictured) might be the most virtuous, at PA Life HQ, we can’t get enough of the Burnt Toffee bar. greenandblacks.co.uk

     

    Veggie crisps

    Crisps don’t have to be fattening if you choose ones made with vegetables. Tyrrells’ Swanky Veg is a line of posh crisps made from beetroot, carrots, parsnips and sweet potatoes with a pinch of sea salt to add flavour. Each serving is low in calories, making them great to share around the office. tyrrellscrisps.co.uk

     

    Porridge

    If you’re looking to avoid snacking, try a filling and warming bowl of porridge for breakfast. Rude Health Daily Oats Porridge makes an easy, creamy meal – just add water and zap it in the microwave. Porridge is filling, despite having just 175 calories, which means you won’t be tempted by those doughnuts in the conference room. rudehealth.com

     

    Edamame

    Edamame is a source of soya protein and fibre. Itsu makes it an even tastier treat by offering it coated in Belgian chocolate in a 70g, snack-size pack. The coating adds a touch of naughty to the very nice 131-calorie treat. You can buy a case of six and keep a single pack in your desk drawer to enjoy when the mood takes you. itsugrocery.com

     

    Raisins

    Raisins always make a great healthy snack – a serving counts as one of your five a day. Nakd has taken them to the next level with Infused Raisins, giving them some mouthwatering flavours like cola, cherry and lemon, and there are no added sugars. Plus, they come in little packages that are easy to slip into your handbag. naturalbalancefoods.co.uk/nakd/

     

    Cakes

    How can cake possibly be classed as a healthy snack, we hear you cry. Candy Cakes offers a range of ‘skinny’ cupcakes made with reduced sugar. All the scrumptious creations are available in this healthy alternative, so you can indulge in fresh vanilla, double chocolate or red velvet. Yes please! candycakes.com

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    Molly Dyson

    Former Editor – PA Life

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